what i ate wednesday: switching it up
If you are paying super close attention, you might notice a slight change of pace with my eats this week (related to something I talked about yesterday). Nothing dramatic (as in, if I didn’t point it out, you might not even notice!), but Babyface and I are both trying out some new things with our diet. We’ve both been feeling mighty sluggish, head-ache-y and puffy, so we’re hoping a slight diet adjustment will help. Plus, sometimes I just think it’s fun to try something new out. Is that weird?
Don’t answer that.
Much, much more on that in a later post. For now, here’s my food from this past Monday…
- Thankfully, the insane heat wave finally broke, but I still must be channeling the hotness because I made a warm-weather friendly breakfast—Greek yogurt topped with blueberries and strawberries, plus a slice of toast with some Justin’s Classic Peanut Butter. Seriously the best natural peanut butter on the planet, in my humble opinion.
- Morning snack was a mini tasting bowl with apple slices, a wedge of Laughing Cow and a hard-boiled egg. I bought a pack of four wheels of Laughing Cow at Costco and it was pretty much the best decision I’ve ever made. Crisp apples + Laughing Cow = amazing snack.
- Lunch was a big bowl of salad-liciousness. A bed of mixed greens topped with pinto beans and cherry tomatoes. Then on top of that is a light salmon salad made with canned salmon, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard and onions plus a chopped up hard boiled egg. Alongside, I had a nice pile of Everything Crackers from Trader Joe’s plus a square of dark chocolate. Side note: don’t you just love the napkins we bought at the flea market on 4th of July? They are so cute and soft.
- I’m trying desperately to get myself to like coffee without a bunch of added sugar (usually in the form of maple syrup) so I had myself a cup of unsweetened decaf with a hefty dose of almond milk. It wasn’t too bad, but it’d be a lot better with a tablespoon of maple-y goodness.
- Snack time! I did some serious damage to this pile of cucumber slices (fresh from our garden) and tub of white bean hummus from Trader Joe’s.
- Dinner was a bit of a mish-mash of veggie goodness. I made baked chicken breasts stuffed with garlic, provolone, portabellas, spinach and pesto (yum!). We dipped them in a bit of warmed marinara. On the side, we had a big pile of parmesan kale chips and a cucumber and tomato salad dressed with a little bit of olive oil and some balsamic vinegar.